NSW TOP 3 BUCKET LIST ADVENTURES
You just haven’t seen the best of Australia until you’ve experienced these NSW hotspots first hand
COMPILED BY MICHAEL BORG
Good old New South Wales always impresses the keen camper. With that in mind, we thought we’d compile our top 3 all-time favourite places to visit here at Camper Trailer lifestyle HQ. Be warned, there’s a good chance you’ll have the camper trailer hitched up and the fridge fully stocked way before you reach the end of this little yarn. And guess what? We make no apologies…
1. Pebbly Beach, Yuraygir NP
Nestled right between two gorgeous headlands and accessible by 4WD only, this exclusive little slice of heaven is one for the bucket list. With glistening pebbles scattered along the beach, a fresh ocean breeze and shady, private campgrounds, the foundations are set for a relaxing afternoon swing in the hammock. The fishing is top notch, the surfing is just as good and there’s a beautiful spot to swim in the estuary you cross on the way into camp. If you like to stretch the legs, pack your backpack and follow the parks coastal walking track, which covers over 80km of spectacular, isolated coastal goodness.
WHAT TO DO
- HIKE THE YURAYGIR COASTAL WALK
- SWIM AT ARRAWARRA HEADLAND
- PADDLE SPORTSMANS CREEK CANOE TRAIL
- BEACH FISHING
2. Mount Gipps Station, Broken Hill
For a real New South Wales outback experience, you just can’t go past a few nights at Mount Gipps Station, which is only 40km away from the heritage listed town of Broken Hill.
Enjoy fascinating heritage and historical sites, spectacular outback vistas and geological delights on this working sheep station. Located in the heart of the lower Barrier Ranges, this rugged 100,000 acres property offers powered and non-powered sites, bush camping and shearer quarters rooms. A photographers paradise, this place is nothing short of a 4-wheel drive enthusiast, bush walker or artists dream camp.
WHAT TO DO
- BUSH WALKING
- EXPLORE FASCINATING HISTORICAL SITES
- VISIT BROKEN HILL’S MANY ATTRACTIONS
3. TRILBY STATION/DARLING RIVER RUN
Kick things off at the gateway to the outback, Bourke and head towards the little town of Tilpa. Spend the night sipping on cold beer and reading the history on the pub walls before retreating to your home under canvas right on the river behind the pub. Or, you can pop down to Trilby Station, which is home to plenty of amazing campsites, most with bush dunnies along with shearers quarters if you want a night out of the camper. They even have hot showers at the homestead and firewood if you need it.
WHAT TO DO
- EXPLORE DUNLOP STATIONS FAMOUS SHEARING SHED
- WONDER THROUGH THE OPEN-AIR MUSEUM OF EARLY SETTLERS FARM MACHINARY
- CANOE THE DARLING
- FISHING AND YABBYING
- EXPLORE VARIOUS OUTBACK ATTRACTIONS ALONG THE WAY
- BIRD WATCHING
While you’re there, explore the self-drive tour options on the property and arrange a visit to their neighbouring property at Dunlop Station. The history here is nothing short of incredible!